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Advanced Security Overseas Seminar (MQ912)

Date: 4/2013 Description: A-S-O-S Top Banner © State Dept Image
Date: 4/2013 Description: A-S-O-S Logo © State Dept Image

Are you eligible to enroll? Has it been 5 years since you completed the Security Overseas Seminar (SOS—MQ911)? If so, you are eligible!

This online course addresses a range of safety and security issues that employees and their families may face overseas. Security experts offer guidance on a range of topics, including:

  • personal security
  • weapons of mass destruction
  • rape awareness
  • counterintelligence
  • hostage survival
  • fire safety
  • crisis management

There are many interactive exercises in this seminar as well an opportunity to test out of material you may be familiar with.  It fulfills the mandatory security refresher training for all foreign affairs personnel serving under Chief of Mission Authority.

Who Should Attend?
All foreign affairs personnel serving under chief of mission authority who need to take the 5 year security refresher training (13 FAM 321.1c). Family members and members of household are also encouraged to participate in this seminar. Anyone posted overseas who wishes to take a positive step toward enhancing their personal security should consider this refresher course.

How to Enroll
Department of State users can register online with FSI's Office of the Registrar (intranet link). Foreign Affairs agency personnel, their adult eligible family members and members of household, can register by faxing or emailing a completed SF-182 to FSI's Office of the Registrar at (703) 302-7152. Questions regarding enrollment should be directed to or (703) 302-7137/7144.

State Employee Tuition Rate: No Charge
Non-State Employee Tuition Rate: $55


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